MONDAY: FIVE DAYS FIVE INFINITY SCARVES

THESE SCARVES FOUND A GOOD HOME WITH A CO-WORKER OF MINE

THESE SCARVES FOUND A GOOD HOME WITH A CO-WORKER OF MINE

OK, I need to finish refashioning my normal and ordinary scarves into infinity scarves. I’m trying hard to keep my wardrobe organized and awesome, which means I really need to decide what I should donate and what I should keep to refashion. As much as I love scarves, I don’t need a billion of them in my closet, especially when I don’t wear them as often as I should. So this week, I’m rummaging through all the scarves I can find and making a decision to donate or keep. If I keep the scarf, then I need to refashion it into an infinity scarf for maximum usage. That makes sense, right?

JUST A FEW OF MY SCARVES ...

JUST A FEW OF MY SCARVES … WORKING WITH THE CREAM-COLORED SCARF ON THE FAR RIGHT

THE MONDAY SCARF: So, I’m starting with one of my favorite scarves — a simple cream-colored scarf. I found this beautiful thing on clearance for $3 at Target, and I almost didn’t buy it because hideous dark purple, teal, and dark pink knitted balls dangling at the ends. But I took a closer look and realized I could simply cut off the hideous embellishments, and voila! I have a beautiful and simple scarf that pairs well with anything in my closet. Sweet! I consider the cream-colored scarf a great buy!

THE LACE ON TOP OF THE SCARF

THE LACE ON TOP OF THE SCARF

To make the scarf more fabulous, I decided to refashion it into an infinity scarf! I found some lace fabric or whatever in my stash and thought this would be perfect to lengthen the scarf into an infinity scarf. To my recollection, I never sewed with lace. Lace trim does not count.  😉  How do I work with lace? My first concern was the lace edges because they would fray over time. Do I fold and hem lace? I had no idea what to do. So, I turned to my trusty guide — the interweb. After reading a few sites, I think I had a plan.

FOUND SOME LACE IN MY FABRIC STASH

FOUND SOME LACE IN MY FABRIC STASH

First, I cut out a square out of the lace to match the width of the scarf. Nope, scratch that first step. First, I lined up the lace with the width of the scarf and gave myself one inch on each side — basically, the lace piece was a little bit longer than the width of the scarf. I carefully marked the actual width of the scarf on the lace, and I sewed a zig zag stitch on the line. I decided to sew a second zig zag stitch next to the first one, with the hope the zig zag stitches would stop the lace from fraying too badly.

SDFG

PIECE OF LACE NOW SEWN TO THE OPEN EDGES OF THE SCARF, MAKING IT A BEAUTIFUL INFINITY SCARF!

I sewed two sets of zig zag stitches on each edge. Once the edge stitches were in place, I snipped off the extra lace and lined up the lace piece with the scarf edge. I used a zig zag stitch again to help stop any fraying. When the first scarf edge was connected to the lace, I sewed the other scarf edge to the other lace edge. With a few snips here and there to clean up the lace addition, I had a new infinity scarf to add to my collection! The length is perfect after looping the scarf around twice. I’m a happy girl!

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